Disasters · International/Multi-national

Two men attempting to climb Everest fall to their deaths; one leaves behind a mummy

June 8, 1924 International border between Nepal and China George Herbert Leigh Mallory and companion Andrew "Sandy" Comyn Irvine die while scaling Mount Everest Mallory and Irvine were last seen about 800 vertical feet from the summit on June 8, 1924 before disappearing without a trace. It's suspected the men died either in the evening… Continue reading Two men attempting to climb Everest fall to their deaths; one leaves behind a mummy

Vietnam

Iconic “Napalm Girl” photo taken after 9-year-old is badly burned in napalm attack

June 8, 1972 Trảng Bàng, Vietnam 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is photographed after being a victim of a napalm attack A South Vietnamese pilot mistook a group of fleeing South Vietnamese residents as an enemy group and attacked. The attack killed 4, including two of Kim Phúc’s cousins, and wounding many more. The bombing… Continue reading Iconic “Napalm Girl” photo taken after 9-year-old is badly burned in napalm attack

Scotland

Young boys found two years after being tied together, thrown into quarry to drown by father

June 8, 1913 Winchburg, West Lothian, Scotland The bodies of two boys tied together are retrieved from a rock quarry, later found to be two brothers aged 4 and 6 The bodies were not immediately recognizable as they were covered in adipocere, a waxy substance created by decomposing fat which encases the body, sometimes called… Continue reading Young boys found two years after being tied together, thrown into quarry to drown by father

Japan · Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence

Man attacks elementary school students with knife, killing 8

June 8, 2001 Osaka, Japan Mamoru Takuma (宅間 守) goes on a stabbing and slashing spree in an elementary school, killing 8 and injuring at least 15 Takuma had had a history of violence preceding the massacre, being arrested 11 times for various charges including rape, assault, and poisoning. Following a conviction in 1999, he… Continue reading Man attacks elementary school students with knife, killing 8